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wow, you can literally find all the very expensive high end copies of everything. pro sports jersey, knifes, flashlight, you name it, they have it…. the high end clone lights are VERY tempting…

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Recently I found some more copies on Taobao but really nice ones. Love

Links: 18650 quad flashlight 16340/14500 triple flashlight

Some of the fotos have been taken from the reviews. These flashlights can be bought in copper, brass and titanium! Shocked

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They were selling these on Aliexpress but the seller told me they are “yellow” copper, which means brass. Any idea how we can purchase these copper versions? Cannot buy through Taobao.

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SKV89 wrote:
Cannot buy through Taobao.

Why not? I did a couple of years ago. Has something changed? It was a bit of a bother… Had to xfer $ from paypal to taobao acct… Cn’t get any overpay refunded, so just gave to xfer correct mount. Use google translate.

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Judging from the fotos and the reviews on Taobao I’m quite sure that it is the real red copper. The seller sells a brass version separately.

I frequently buy from Taobao using the Taobao agent Superbuy. You can recharge your account there with Paypal and they inspect and ship your orders international. I have made good experiences with them and some special flashlights are available only on Taobao. I think Taobao ships to the United States but not to Europe.

I will definitely get one of the copper or brass flashlights because the price is nice for a copper quad.

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Gotta love Google Translate – “Mayer EDC Giant Wave Four-eyed Monster DF01 Gift Pocket XPL-HI LED Lighting Titanium Copper Glare”! How have I lived without one?

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Does anyone have this cheap headlamp?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000602360711.html

Pebbled TIR, quad die LED, magnetic charging….looks good for $11.

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I don't own it, but it does look pretty nice for the price.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Seen that same lamp in my recommendations. Kinda lightweight too. Nitecore HC30 weight is with cell under 90g and Sofirn SP40 ~105g.

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Quadrupel wrote:
Google translate from fonariovka

Thanks. Smile
Looks like electronics are junk. But as a host it doesn’t seem bad for the price. Smile
I wonder how much would it weigh if the magnetic charging was removed…because stock it seems lighter than Skilhunt H03. Thumbs Up
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Lighter than Skilhunt H03 ??? It’s 90gr!!! Skilhunt h03 44gr.!
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Lighter than Skilhunt H03 ??? It’s 90gr!!!

Hmm I think I’ve seen 90 g with battery in the fonarevka thread.
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Nitecore HC30 is ~40g without battery and Sofirn SP40 ~60g.

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I see…a heavy host with useless electronics does not sound so good.

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Agro wrote:
I see…a heavy host with useless electronics does not sound so good.

Well NCR18650B weights about 48g so that host would weight with magnetic charging something like 40-50g depending on how much that 1800mah cell will weight.

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D10 – 54gr ;))

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Quadrupel wrote:
Google translate from fonariovka

“Raccoon head”??

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Found this new accessory for HC33 while browse that budget headlamp.

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freeme wrote:

Found this new accessory for HC33 while browse that budget headlamp.


I been waiting to get that cheaper than 5.5€+3.2€ shipping and would like to get some beamshots too.

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Looks nice, but any info on the UI? Goggled around, nothing of substance.

Mem? Nomem? Start-on-low? H→L? L→H? Etc.

I vaguely recall OTRs liked to start on medium (MLH), which is definitely what I don’t want.

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The diameter is 2.15cm and 16340? For me it’s a dealbreaker.

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Saw that, and clicking on [View operation video ▶] did nothing (not even a little finger-thing showing it’s clickable).

And plenty of times, They™ just list the various levels/modes but without specifying direction or start. So, great, 1/3/4 “gears”, but that’s it.

For 25-30bux, I don’t want another Box Queen sitting unused.

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Case in point:

Switch Mode: High/Middle/Low

Implies mode order is H→L. Sick

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It has been reviewed a while ago by TrailTrek, and I have it under sight for some months now, but money aint enough for everything!
The only thing he wasn’t able to show was the way to change group modes…

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I saw this store on AliExpress and they sell real copper and brass flashlights that are really good quality flashlights the best I’ve ever bought from China. Check out what all they have.
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https://a.aliexpress.com/_dUy14QJ
I’m not affiliated in any way with this store just think they have the most unique selection ive seen on AliExpress.
I’ve asked them if they would see if they can sell these other flashlights and they’re suppose to be finding out if they can.

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Interesting family of budget flashlights / floodlights:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000405276485.html

They take 18650 cells and the longer ones fit more of them.

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